Captain No Beard Blog Tour #CaptainNoBeard
{Author Interview with Carole P. Roman}

Captain No Beard

Recently I was able to ask the author Carole P. Roman some questions about her Captain No Beard series for children.  Books play a very important part in our life as we are all avid readers so I’m super excited that I am able to share this with you.

About the Captain No Beard Series

Captain No Beard sets sail on 9 separate voyages of the imagination with his fearless crew aboard his pirate ship The Flying Dragon.
When a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and some stuffed animals, board his bed their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures! Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life was named to Kirkus Reviews' BEST OF 2012 for Children's Indie Books, and garnered the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit, as was Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis. In addition to many other merits awarded to the series, The Foreword review gave "Five Star" reviews to Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience: A Captain No Beard Story and A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story.

Captain No Beard

Interview with Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman

Michelle Lee {That's ME}: What inspired you to write the Captain No Beard series?

Carole P. Roman: My sons dared me to write the first book and I was inspired by a game I played with my grandson Alexander. I love playing imaginary games with him.

What message do you hope the kids will learn while enjoying your books?

Each book has a subtle lesson. Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life is about using your imagination. Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience deals with a disability, as well as tolerance, understanding, and finally acceptance in dealing with it. It also touches on knowing the importance and feeling secure enough to ask for help. Stuck in the Doldrums is a tale of allowing bossiness ruin fun with friends. Strangers on the High Seas is about stranger danger and teaches us not to underestimate a person by the way they look or their age. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis deals with peer pressure and stealing. The Crew Goes Coconuts also deals with peer pressure, but this time bullying. The Treasure of Snake Island is about the value of reading and books. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles tells the story of the little frog who feels displaced by a new siblings and lastly, A Flag for the Flying Dragon deals with finding a role for everybody to be able to be involved.

I think there is something for everyone in each of the books. They are filled with humor, adventure, and room for a thoughtful discussion. I try not to talk down to my audience and I hope parents enjoy the books as well.

What’s your favorite book that you’ve written?

Sorry, they're like children- love them all equally.

What is your most favorite book that you’ve read so far?

Sho-gun by James Clavell is my all time favorite book. I have read it ten times and each time I take away something else. I love reading about the conflict of cultures and the awareness that dawns as Blackthorne discovers new customs, changing his viewpoints and himself. It has all of my favorite elements, history, adventure, and a love story.

At what age did books become a HUGE part of your life?

I started reading when I was seven. I entered a competition with my best friend to finish all Nancy Drew mysteries in one summer. I won.
 
About Carole P. Roman
Captain No BeardNamed to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 for her first book, award-winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children and grandchildren—the inspiration for her books.

Captain No Beard Series Giveaway

Enter to win a complete autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus the PLAYMOBIL Red Serpent Pirate Ship. Click HERE to enter.  {Giveaway begins September 1, 2015, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 30, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. PST.}

I'm glad I was able to be part of this amazing blog tour telling you about the Captain No Beard book series for kids.  Go grab a book and read with your child on the high seas with Captain No Beard and his faithful crew.

**I was paid for my time to be part of the Captain No Beard Blog Tour.**

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